James H. Kloeck, 69, St. Meinrad

James KloeckJames H. Kloeck, 69, of St. Meinrad, died Tuesday (May 19) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. He born in St. Meinrad, August 16, 1945,to Xavier and Lorena (Rupprecht) Kloeck.

James retired from Abbey Press. He was a member of St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366, St. Meinrad K of C, and St. Meinrad Catholic Church. He  was an avid reader and a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Indiana University sports.

He is survived by four sisters, Theresa Wahl, Evansville, Sister Vera Kloeck, Edwina Wahl and husband Leo, and Betty Knust and husband Jim,  all of Ferdinand;  sister in law, Marta Kloeck, Ferdinand; one brother, Tom M. Kloeck and wife Sarah, St. Meinard; and nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred and Francis Kloeck; and two nephews.

Services at 2 p.m. (CDT) Friday at St. Meinrad Church with burial following in the church cemetery. St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366 will conduct military graveside rights. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the church.. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. Meinrad parish. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

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